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Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 5 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 4 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 3 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, Infant (b. 2012)
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Monthly Archives: September 2011
The other day I decided that I needed to do a bit more to reduce our grocery bill and better manage our resources. When we lived in the western part of the state I had access to several very fine … Continue reading
The name of the game today is packing! Even when we are only going away for 4 or 5 days it seems like it takes forever to get all of the last minute stuff done… I am using these checklists … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently. We host a weekly open house supper for neighbors, folks from church, people from S’s office and others and while we enjoy it does really shape our week to a large extent. … Continue reading
“As celebration leads to healing, healing leads back to celebration. It is all God’s work; and those who find themselves called to it must, quite simply, ‘serve God and be cheerful’.” N. T. Wright , For All God’s Worth pg … Continue reading
It’s kind of funny but I’ve had several posts recently about forgiveness, repentance and sacrifice. Then this morning we had the Gospel reading from Matthew 18 where Peter asks Jesus how many times he should forgive his brother and gets … Continue reading
One of the things that I really hate is not knowing what is coming next. I hate it. I want to know what’s going to happen in the next five minutes, five days and where I’m going to be in … Continue reading
This was a bit of a topsy-turvy week as we all tried to get used to a new schedule of taking F to school at 8 am and picking him up around noon. Plus it rained heavily most of the … Continue reading
One of the things I have learned over the years about frugal cooking and entertaining is the importance of stocking the freezer and pantry with foods that I can quickly incorporate into meals in order to either stretch a dish … Continue reading